Why buy nut and seed milk from the store when it's so easy to make your own? It's not only healthier for you, it's also the greener option. Just think about how much energy and resources goes into making the cartons your nut and seed milks are packaged in. Then consider the amount of fuel required to ship a product that is mostly water (yup, that's the first ingredient). Lastly, check out all the additives in these products :"Natural Flavors," thickeners, anti-caking agents, and emulsifiers... blech!
Once you see how simple it is to make your own, you'll never buy it again! Let's get started!
Step 1: What you'll need:
This recipe is easy to scale up to make extra to keep in the fridge, and you can store it for about 3 days... but ours never lasts that long!
1.5 cups cold filtered water
1/4 cup shelled organic hemp seeds (I get Nutiva hemp seeds in bulk)
1-2 teaspoons honey or other sweetener of choice
large pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
Blender (I love my Vitamix, but regular blenders should be fine since hemp seeds are so soft)
Large bowl and cheesecloth / Milk Bag (optional)
Glass jar with lid (for storage, optional)